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Ask-MikeStriper Mike has been helping new, and veteran fishermen/women catch fish for years. He has been an angler most of his life and has a resume to back it up. (Read About Striper Mike) Please submit any fishing questions that you may have! Your question will be answered and displayed in the Ask Striper Mike section! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Striper Spawning

In early spring mature stripers move from the ocean into the fresh water estuaries and rivers.  The rise in the coastal water temperatures triggers spawning.  The majority of spawning occurs in late April and early may or when the water temperatures reach approx. 65 degrees F.  Most female stripers reach sexual maturity at 4 yrs of age.  Males attain their sexual maturity at 2 to 3 yrs of age.  A full grown cow can produce as many as 5,000,000 eggs........that's 500 million!!!!.....that's why...I hope your photograph and release those big ladies.